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School Year 1989-1990

Another Wasted Idea: Get Therapy

At an informal meeting right before Thanksgiving vacation, Eric Schr9ager suggested producing a show in the spring, tentatively called EGAD, short for Everybody's Got a Doorknob. The idea was to put together a show constructed of original sketches and perform it somewhere on campus. We were going to solicit songs, monologues and sketches from members and then audition actors in January. I don't remember what The Nine's logic was for not performing it ourselves. Probably because it would have been too easy.

Somewhere in the planning stages, the project was renamed Get Therapy, which we thought would appeal to more people. That is, people other than The Nine.

I've discovered a list marked "Board of Directors," which was meant to be the list of people working to put Get Therapy together: me, Eric Schr9ager, Matt Black, Steve Gradess, Chad Underkoffler, Mike Sonchi, Linda Novak, Don Klees, Brian Tepper and Holli Weisman. A talented lot, them. It was a great idea, but it wasn't fated to happen.

The Nine and I were both too busy to produce such a big undertaking, and while his friend Matt Black originally agreed to take the reins, he backed out when his work for his film major interfered. Place it in the Great Ideas That Never Happened file, otherwise known as Things Alyce Didn't Finish Which Still Haunt Her With Guilt to This Day.

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